Boxwood (Korean) Buxus sinica var. insularis
Esteemed for hedges because it can be sheared into precise shapes. Its small dark leaves create dense foliage. An excellent plant to line driveways or borders. (zones 5-9)Pricing Information
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Hardiness Zones 5 - 9The Boxwood (Korean) can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeEvergreens, Evergreen Shrubs, Shrubs
Mature HeightThe Boxwood (Korean) grows to be 2' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Boxwood (Korean) has a spread of about 4' - 6' at full maturity.
SunThis Boxwood (Korean) does well in full sun.
SoilThe Boxwood (Korean) grows in acidic, loamy, moist, sandy, well drained, clay soils.
ShapeThis Boxwood (Korean) has rounded shape.
This evergreen plant is multi-branched, compact and dense with a rounded or broad-rounded shape; prefers full-sun to light-to-moderate shade. Excellent as a hedge plant for foundations, edging situations, parterres and formal gardens. A superb plant, the Korean Boxwood has been utilized for nearly every imaginable landscape purpose.
Esteemed for hedges because it can be sheared into precise shapes. Its small dark leaves create dense foliage. The flowers are small and insignificant, but quite fragrant. An excellent plant to line driveways or borders. (zones 5-9)
Boxwoods contain a toxic alkaloid that makes them unpalatable. As a result, deer and other wildlife tend not to eat them.
Small, dark leaves that create dense foliage.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.